I put the final stitches into my sister's wallhanging last night. Nigel just needs to find and cut me a piece of cane or dowel to go across the back for hanging.
This is just as well as..............
we're going up there tomorrow morning for a long weekend - YIPPEE!!!!
The two youngest are heading off to France for a four day trip with school at 7.45 in the morning. Sarah will head off to school (she's staying in the care of our friend who moved in round the corner last December as she's probably not quite old enough to stay at home alone yet), I have a doctor's appointment at 8.40 and then we're heading on up that road to Yorkshire to stay at my sister's house while she's at her boyfriends in the Lake District for the weekend.
I will get to see her when we first arrive and we're meeting up with them for a meal Saturday night (we haven't met him yet) but essentially it'll be the chance for Nigel and I to have some 'us time sans enfants'
Hence why I needed to get the rose finished.
I've kept quiet about this up to now as I didn't want the kids letting the cat out of the bag to my parents as we didn't intend visiting them. However this isn't an option now anyway as they're right in the middle of the area of South Yorkshire badly affected by all the flooding. Mercifully their house hasn't been affected yet but the High Street of Bentley (the area of Doncaster they live in) is under 1-2 ft of water. Fortunately they are slightly higher up so should be ok. However it would be folly to travel into the area unless absolutely essential. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
So I may post later today - or then again not if I get tied up with getting everyone ready for tomorrow. If I don't it will be next Tuesday before I get chance to catch up with everyone.